September 27, 2017
PHILIPPINE PRESIDENT CLAIMS TAIWAN TRIAD SHIPPING DRUGS TO US THRU THE PHILIPPINES
In a surprise turn against his favorite country China, the President at the 56th anniversary of the Philippine Constitution Association on Tuesday declared,
The President added, “They have taken over the operations of, sad to say, the Chinese, but I do not mean the country and the people, in a sense that most of them are really into this kind of business.”
On Tuesday evening, at the 120th anniversary of the Department of Justice, the President continued lambasting Taiwan as the source of the illegal drug trade.
“The (Bamboo Triad) have taken over. They are cooking the shabu on the high seas, tapos itatapon. Kita mo sa Region I, maraming mga bins na empty, may Chinese character. It’s actually Taiwan and lahat na,” Duterte said.
Surprisingly, Duterte appealed to the United States to assist the Philippines in efforts against Taiwanese drug lords.
“The Philippines is a transshipment of shabu to America, and it behooves upon America to work closely with the Republic of the Philippines especially on this serious matter,” the President also said.
16 Senators Shout Out to “Stop the senseless killings, especially of minors”
The 16 senators are Francis Pangilinan, Bam Aquino, Joel Villanueva, Risa Hontiveros, Ralph Recto, Franklin Drilon, JV Ejercito, Antonio Trillanes IV, Sherwin Gatchalian, Panfilo Lacson, Grace Poe, Nancy Binay, Francis Escudero, Sonny Angara, Loren Legarda and Leila de Lima.
These 16 senators signed Senate Resolution 516 urging the Administration to “undertake the necessary steps to stop the senseless killings, especially of our children, and to conduct an inquiry, in aid of legislation, to determine the institutional reasons, if any, that give rise to such killings.”
In arguing that the state must ensure children are protected from abuse and their rights respected, the resolution cited the 1987 Constitution, the United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child, and the Juvenile Justice Act, among other laws and international agreements.
Based on data from the Children’s Legal Rights and Development Center, at least 54 minors have allegedly been killed in police operations or vigilante-style killings since July 2016, the first month of the Duterte administration.
The resolution also cited the recent deaths of minors Kian Lloyd Delos Santos, 17, Carl Angelo Arnaiz, 19, and Reynaldo De Guzman, also known as “Kulot,” 14; and called on investigations into their deaths.
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